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Legacies

(1990)
A Chinese Mosaic
A novel by

 
 
Urgent and timeless, Legacies brings us closer than we have ever been to penetrating the great conundrum of China m the twentieth century. It could only have been written by Bette Bao Lord -- born in China, raised in America, author of the bestselling novel Spring Moon, wife of a former American ambassador to China, resident in Beijing during the "China Spring" of 1989. Lord's unique web of relationships and her sensitive insight have enabled her to observe Chinese life both high and low, Communist and dissident, intellectual and ordinary.

Lord interweaves her own story, and that of her clansmen, with the voices of men and women who recall the tumultuous experience of the last fifty years, and the legacy of the Cultural Revolution. In precise, subtle prose, Lord explores the reality of Red Guards and reeducation camps, of friends and families severed by political disgrace, and captures the individual voices of those caught up in them: the seven-year-old girl with a heart full of hate for her father; the journalist whose girlfriend believes the Party newspapers, not him; the imprisoned scholar who hid his writings in his quilt for years; the anti-revolutionary who tells his bitter story in a vein of high farce. All bear heartbreaking witness to the surreal quality of Chinese society today -- and to the astonishing resilience, humor, and heroic equanimity of the Chinese spirit.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

July 1997 : USA Hardback
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Title: Legacies: A Chinese Mosaic
Author(s): Bette Bao Lord
ISBN: 0-7881-5039-1 / 978-0-7881-5039-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Diane Books Publishing Company
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October 1994 : USA Hardback
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Title: Legacies: A Chinese Mosaic
Author(s): Bette Bao Lord
ISBN: 0-517-07929-1 / 978-0-517-07929-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing
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July 1991 : USA Hardback
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Title: Legacies: A Chinese Mosaic
Author(s): B Lord
ISBN: 1-4176-7204-8 / 978-1-4176-7204-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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April 1991 : USA Hardback
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Title: Legacies: A Chinese Mosaic (G K Hall Large Print Book Series)
Author(s): Bette Lord
ISBN: 0-8161-5065-6 / 978-0-8161-5065-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: G K Hall & Co
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September 1990 : UK Hardback
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Title: Legacies: A Chinese Mosaic
Author(s): Bette Bao Lord
ISBN: 1-85592-502-8 / 978-1-85592-502-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chapmans Publishers
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March 1990 : USA Hardback
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Title: Legacies a Chinese Mosaic
Author(s): Bette Bao Lord
ISBN: 0-394-58325-6 / 978-0-394-58325-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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1990 : USA Hardback
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Title: Legacies
Author(s): Bette Bao Lord
ISBN: 0-8384-6562-5 / 978-0-8384-6562-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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Paperback Editions

April 1991 : UK Paperback
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Title: Legacies: A Chinese Mosaic
Author(s): Bette Bao Lord
ISBN: 0-330-31946-9 / 978-0-330-31946-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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March 1992 : UK Paperback
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Title: Legacies: A Chinese Mosaic
Author(s): Bette Bao Lord
ISBN: 0-330-32613-9 / 978-0-330-32613-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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July 1991 : USA Paperback
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Title: Legacies: A Chinese Mosaic
Author(s): Bette Bao Lord
ISBN: 0-449-90620-5 / 978-0-449-90620-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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1990 : USA Paperback
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Title: Legacies: A Chinese Mosaic
Author(s): Bette Bao Lord
ISBN: 0-7881-9887-4 / 978-0-7881-9887-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bette Bao Lord
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Audio Editions

April 1992 : Audio Cassette

Title: Legacies: A Chinese Mosaic
Author(s): Bette Bao Lord
ISBN: 555494907X / 978-5554949074
Publisher: Books on Tape
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August 1991 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Legacies: A Chinese Mosaic
Author(s): Bette Lord
ISBN: 1-879371-01-4 / 978-1-879371-01-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Publishing Mills
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August 1991 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Legacies: A Chinese Mosaic
Author(s): Bette Bao Lord
ISBN: 0-7366-2013-3 / 978-0-7366-2013-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape, Inc.
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